San Jose: Insider Spots, City Highlights - small groups

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From $32.00

52 reviews   (4.37)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: San Jose, San Jose

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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City highlights & our secret favorites - must wear a mask

For inquisitive and curious clients, an entertaining and informative introductory tour with more than 40 stops, showing a variety of San Jose's special galleries, historic sites, parks, buildings and public art of interest. As of Nov. 2020 we are operating this tour.

What's Included

Professional guide

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 11
  • YOUTH: Age: 12 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 64
  • SENIOR: Age: 65 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

San Jose
Meet at Parque Morazan prior to 10:15 am. Your guide will be waiting for you under the dome temple.

Once your walking tour begins, your guide wll discuss current issues affecting the daily lives of Costa Ricans and Costa Rica on a global scale. Using a mix of current events, historic photography and sites, you will get an educated impression of the country, not just a tourist one.

Along the way you might run into protests, concerts, public art demonstrations, religious ceremonies or old friends!

More than 40 Stops includes:
• Galleries
• Architecture
• Parks
• Historic Sites
• Public Art

*We do not accept same day bookings through TripAdvisor, there is a system error. Please email to check same-day availability.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Very personal and informative tour!
Jol_W, 02-04-2022
We did the tour with just the two of us. It was in fact a private tour. Our guide was very friendly and she knows everything about San José, the history, culture, etc. She made the tour personal. Thank you!
Terrific San Jose Walking Tour
johnlindsay44, 16-03-2022
We loved the fact that David our guide showed us the beautiful, the not so beautiful and the ugly in the centre of San Jose. We felt that the tour was realistic and honest. It gave us a brief understanding of the history of San Jose and Costa Rica.
It took us to places and streets which we would not otherwise have seen in the short time we had available. We really enjoyed it tremendously and David was a very nice person who was enthusiastic about what he was doing. He is also an architecture student which was ideal for this kind of tour.
Walking Tour
aimeebG7553GM, 08-01-2022
Alejandro's insights about the local history and culture was really compelling. We appreciated the recommendations for eateries, too.
Excellent Walking Tour
Jeremy E, 07-01-2022
We decided to stay a couple days in San Jose at the start of a 2 week trip to Costa Rica; most tourists skip the capital city to head straight for beaches and rain forests elsewhere, but we wanted to get at least a glimpse of the major cultural, business and population center and were so glad we booked this tour. Alejandro was excellent. Smart, quirky, well-versed in the city's history and current trends--we could not have asked for a better guide. We added an hour of "art" to the standard tour which allowed us to see two galleries we never would have found on our own. Highly recommended!
Awesome, highly recommend
Bcc6bcc6, 03-11-2021
Alejandro was a very nice individual. It was only the 3 of us and he took his time, never in a rush. We knew nothing of the area and appreciated his enthusiasm of “his” city. We highly recommend using the tour. Even after the tour was over, Alejandro went far and beyond giving us his personal email so we could contact him if there were any questions about our future plans. Just so happens we did, we made contact, and he promptly answered all our concerns. That in itself is well worth the price! Thx!!

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